Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey warns of door-to-door insurance scams


RALEIGH

For the third time in the past eight months, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is warning residents to be on alert for insurance scams.

Recently, NCDOI has received a new report of scam artists going door-to-door claiming to be from the N.C. Department of Insurance. 

During the visit, the two NCDOI impostors demanded to speak with the homeowner but would not provide their names, show identification or state the reason for their visit.

Commissioner Causey reminds everyone that NCDOI employees do NOT show up to homes unannounced. If there is a reason to go to someone’s residence, our employees will announce themselves and provide identification.  If people are unsure, they can check with us on the legitimacy of the visit by calling us at 855-408-1212.

“The important thing to remember is NCDOI representatives will never go door-to-door asking for personal information,” said Commissioner Causey. “If someone is calling or knocking on your door claiming to be from Medicare and asking for your Social Security number or bank information, don’t talk to them, it’s a scam.”

Last year, Commissioner Causey alerted North Carolinians of a similar door-to-door scam targeting elderly members of the community.

If anyone has information regarding imposters posing as NCDOI representatives or other suspected fraud, Commissioner Causey requests that you call 919-807-6840 or 855-408-1212.

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